The World Health Professions Alliance speaks for more than 34 million health professionals worldwide, assembling essential knowledge and experience from the key health professions in more than 130 countries.
During the 73rd World Health Assembly, through World Physiotherapy (WCPT), WHPA submitted a joint statement urging governments to Stand up for Positive Practice Environments and highlighted the need for urgent action to address the global health workforce crisis.
WHPA are concerned about the report of the WHO secretariat regarding the involvement of Non-State Actors (NSAs) in governing body processes, in addition to the reactions from member states during the 145th session of the WHO Executive Board. We feel that the increase in the number of organisations in official relations with WHO, and their attendance at governing body meetings, reflects a healthy trend of increased transparency and dialogue on behalf of WHO and in our opinion, should not be restricted.
April 2019 - The World Health Professions Alliance has condemned new laws, recently put in place by the Brunei, which it considers to be inhumane and discriminatory, and in breach of international human rights agreements. The new penal code, introduced in April 2019, imposes death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, as well as amputations for theft and public flogging for abortion.
February 2011 - The global epidemic of NCDs is of major concern to WHPA, because it represents a significant threat to human health and development. This document sets out the facts about NCDs, and sets out the course of action that WHPA believes should be taken to tackle them.
Marzo 2010 - Todos los profesionales de la salud tienen un objetivo común de proteger el bienestar de los pacientes en todo el mundo de los productos médicos falsificados o de calidad inferior. Debe asumirse una actitud pro-activa y tomar medidas de colaboración con los gobiernos y otros agentes clave de la cadena de suministro legítima, tales como los fabricantes y distribuidores de productos farmacéuticos, para asegurar la calidad, seguridad y eficacia de todos los productos médicos disponibles en cada país, en conformidad con las normas internacionales reconocidas.
March 2010 - The WHPA has identified 7 key principles for enabling international cooperation and exchange of information among relevant stakeholders involved in detecting and combating counterfeit medical products.
November 2009 - Based on recognised scientific evidences related to the impact of climate change on health, the WHPA is profoundly concerned by its harmful effects, predominantly among vulnerable populations, including the risks of increased malnutrition, death and injury due to natural disasters (e.g. floods and storms), changes in disease patterns and in the ranges and numbers of disease vectors.
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WHPA brings together the global organizations representing the world’s dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and physicians and speaks for more than 31 million health care professionals in more than 130 countries. WHPA works to improve global health and the quality of patient care and facilitates collaboration among the health professions and major stakeholders.